Fox News radio service coming to SiriusXM

Fox News radio service coming to SiriusXM
(Fox News)

Fox News is creating a live all-news channel for satellite radio provider SiriusXM.

The channel, called Fox News Headlines 24/7, will be a first for SiriusXM, which has never carried an all-news format similar to what terrestrial radio listeners get locally. It will also be the only national 24-hour live radio news service of any kind.

A SiriusXM spokesman said Wednesday all editorial content for the new channel will be produced by Fox News, and will primarily focus on breaking news coverage. The channel will be fully staffed to cover news around the clock.

A Fox News Channel spokeswoman said there are no plans for Fox News Headlines 24/7 to have any of the political commentary or opinion that airs in much of the programming on the Fox News Channel. The top-rated cable news channel's correspondents will be heard filing reports. Fox News anchors such as Shepard Smith could be heard reporting from the field, but will not serve as readers on the radio service.

Fox News Headlines 24/7 will be be available to Sirius XM's 27.7 million subscribers starting in the fall. Like the other talk channels on the satellite radio provider, it will carry commercials.

While best known as the radio home of Howard Stern, SiriusXM offers 150 channels with a variety of music, talk and sports formats. For listeners seeking breaking news, the offerings have been limited to simulcasts of Fox News Channel, CNBC, MSNBC and CNN.

SiriusXM also carries Fox News Talk, an opinion-driven talk channel that is also distributed to terrestrial radio outlets.

SiriusXM has a multi-year deal to carry Fox News Headlines 24/7. The terms were not disclosed.